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Thread #39590 Message #3275335
Posted By: Wheatman
17-Dec-11 - 05:40 AM
Thread Name: Mexican Music - German Origins?
Subject: RE: Mexican Music - German Origins?
What an interesting thread, what goes around comes around. Two tunes, learned from our good friends Bayou Seco have now entered the folk ether in the fens,(North Cambridgeshire South Lincolnshire UK). The tunes, peanut shoes and purple lilies polkas were collected by Ken and Jeanie from Elliot Johnson of Cababi, Arizona, a Gu-Achi fiddler. I was playing for a local history group with my mate Woody and these were in the set. On explaining to the audience the history of the tuned a rather large lady at the back of the hall interjected in a very Germanic voice "those tunes come from Bavaria".
As far as "roll out the barrel" is concerned we hear it every year at carnival when we go to see straw bears in Odenwald also, have heard it played by a carnival group from the Czech Republic.